Stories by Rebecca Merrett

Managed services fails to deliver: IDC study

Some managed service providers are not fully meeting the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) expectations of their customers, according to an IDC study.

Google to power data centre with green wind energy

Google has signed an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to supply its Mayes Country, Oklahoma data centre with 48 megawatts of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma in the United States.

Don't fear failure in innovation: Google

If there is one company that knows what it means to dare to try something different, it's Google. The company's chief technology advocate, Michael Jones, spoke with CIO Australia about innovation and how important it is for CIOs to create a company culture where failure is not feared, rather is seen as part of the process of innovation.

Where are the women in IT?

It’s no surprise that many CIOs may find themselves looking around their IT departments and asking, ‘Where are the women in IT?’ The IT industry has long recognised the need to encourage more women to pursue careers in the IT industry. However, this issue still looms.

CIO Summit 2012: How to attract and retain staff

Finding candidates with the right personality for your team or organisation and retaining them is not always an easy task, but a panel at the CIO Summit 2012 offered some guidance to IT managers on how best to go about it.

CIO Summit 2012: Getting past IT-business alignment

It’s time for CIOs to move on from an IT-business alignment mentality and start merging with the business, Rob Livingstone, fellow at University of Technology, Sydney, said at the CIO Summit 2012 in Sydney.

Addressing gender imbalance in the IT industry: Kaylene O’Brien

To address the gender imbalance in IT, the industry needs to rid its “geeky kind of boy’s job” image and better promote the diversity of IT careers to attract women into the industry, said Kaylene O’Brien, a technology partner at Deloitte Consulting.

The hidden costs of BYOD

Before plunging straight into bring-your-own-device (BYOD), it is important to be aware of some of the unforeseen costs associated with managing and running BYOD schemes.